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Jan 12, 2013 2:00am PST
before the cameras this week -- defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, c.i.a. choice john brennan. and today, hamid karzai, the president of afghanistan both he and the president were talking about the end of america's longest war. >> every day more afghans are stepping up and taking responsibility for their own security, and as they do, our troops will come home. and next year this long war will come to a responsible end. >> once the transition to afghan forces is completed, once the bulk of these international forces have withdrawn from afghanistan, we hope that the dividends of that transition economically to afghanistan will be beneficial to the afghan people and will not have adverse effects on afghan economy and the prosperity that we have gained in the past many years. gwen: taken together, what do the president's personnel choices tell us how he will deal with the challenges facing him in places like afghanistan? alexis? >> one of the things that i was thinking about when we heard these nominations and saw these -- and i'm including john kerry in this, too, for secretary of sta
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> woodruff: the president is also close to john brennan who has been counterterror advisor since 2009 and was instrumental in planning the operation to capture osama bin laden. >> a 25-year veteran of the c.i.a., john knows what our national security demands. intelligence that provides policy makers with the facts, strong analytic insights and a keen understanding. >> woodruff: at the c.i.a. brennan would succeed retired general david petraeus who resigned last year after admitting to an extra marital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. brennan said today that the c.i.a. needs the support of the country as it faces growing challenges. >> if confirmed as director i will make it my mission to ensure that the c.i.a. has the tools it needs to keep our nation safe and that its work always reflects the liberties, the freedoms and the values that we hold so dear. >> woodruff: but brennan too may face tough questions. he took himself out of the running for the c.i.a. job four years ago amid criticism for supporting so-called enhanced interrogations. when he ran the national counterter
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 7:30pm PST
difference in the world. gwen: john brennan at the c.i.a., and john kerry at state. key advisers whose actions could define the obama legacy. plus, tackling two prickly issues -- u.s. involvement in plus, tackling two prickly issues -- u.s. involvement in afghanistan --
PBS
Jan 8, 2013 12:00am PST
he nominated former republican senator chuck hagel. he chose counterterrorism advisor john brennan to head the c.i.a.. >> chuck hagel is the leader that our troops deserve. he is an american patriot, he enlisted in the army and volunteered for vietnam. as the young private and then sergeant he served with honor alongside his own brother. he'd be the first person of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretaries who've been wounded in war and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. a 25-year veteran of the c.i.a. god knows what our national security demands. intelligence that provides policymakers with the facts, strong analytic insights and the keen understanding of a dynamic world. given his extensive experience and travel which is include, by the way, traveling through arabian peninsula where he camped with tribesmen in the desert john has an invaluable perspective on the forces, the history, the culture, the politics, the economics, the desire for human dig anyty driving so much of the changes in today's world. >> rose: joining me now for a con
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
john brennan. >> i think the chuck hagel thing, 579 cabinet officer notice history of the united states, and a grand total of nine nominees have been rejected by the united states senate in an up or down vote and exactly one since 1989 and two since 1959. i means that's all. so the idea of chuck hagel being rejected and the late john to youer who was rejected as secretary of defense, former senator there were large questions about his ethical dealings in business and his personal behavior toward women, and his personal kportment. and there is none of that with chuck hagel. i mean there is no scandal. there is no background that's going to come out and bite. so i think will you-- he's not the first enlisted man. bill perry who is bill clinton's first secretary of defense was briefly but then became an officer. he is a come bat veteran. i think it is interesting, david mentioned john kerry. john kerry, jim webb, dan ino way died, jim webb left voluntarily, john kerry will leave. they mr. only four members of the united states senate, john mccain being the fouferment i mean so what
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Jan 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
adviser john brennan to run the c.i.a. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we have more on the nominations and the vigorous debate about the president's picks. >> ifill: then margaret warner has the latest on an $8.5 billion settlement against ten major banks over foreclosure abuses. >> woodruff: ray suarez breaks down a new report detailing health care spending since the passing of the affordable care act. >> ifill: and we continue our series of conversations with newly elected members of congress. tonight: texas republican senator ted cruz, a vocal opponent of the eleventh-hour fiscal cliff deal.
Search Results 0 to 10 of about 11 (some duplicates have been removed)